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Using EndNote with CINAHL

EndNote is confusing for first-time users, as it does not have any kind of “getting started” screen. Once you have EndNote installed, you will open it to see a screen that looks something like this:

will open it to see a screen that looks something like this: But don’t panic! The

But don’t panic! The first thing we need to do is create a “library” for EndNote to use. A library is where EndNote can store a collection of references.

Begin by clicking “File” in the upper left-hand corner and selecting “New …”

store a collection of references. Begin by clicking “File” in the upper left-hand corner and selecting

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Now we are going to create a new library. For this assignment, we can create a temporary library that, if we want, we can remove later. For this example, I’m going to call this library “CINAHL Research.”

I’m going to call this library “CINAHL Research.” Once you save this new library, a window

Once you save this new library, a window should appear that looks like this:

new library, a window should appear that looks like this: Now we have reached the point

Now we have reached the point at which the YouTube video available in the module, “How to Use EndNote in 5 Minutes,” begins. I recommend watching that video now.

The video window should look like this:

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DNP Orientation: Section 1, Assignment 1 Tutorial, p. 3 The video advises you to use EndNote’s

The video advises you to use EndNote’s online mode to find resources. Just ignore that for now, as you’ll have trouble getting EndNote to interface directly with the EBSCO suite of databases. We’re going to get our resources from CINAHL by exporting them directly from the database instead.

The online database that the video uses in its example is PubMed. CINAHL looks a little different. Open the CINAHL database in your web browser, using your off-campus access if need be.

For this example, I will use the topic “Current guidelines hypertension treatment” from the topic list, which you can download as a Word document from the assignment module.

After searching for hypertension treatments and limiting results to academic publications with full text from the last five years, I have selected this article from the list:

last five years, I have selected this article from the list: Once you have selected an

Once you have selected an article, you can click on the link labeled “PDF Full Text.” This will open a PDF document of the article in your browser:

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DNP Orientation: Section 1, Assignment 1 Tutorial, p. 4 On the right side of the screen,

On the right side of the screen, you will see a bar that looks like this:

We want to select the button that looks like a piece of paper with an arrow pointing to the right. It is the third button from the bottom. This button will bring up the following dialog box:

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DNP Orientation: Section 1, Assignment 1 Tutorial, p. 5 Select “Direct Export in RIS Format” from

Select “Direct Export in RIS Format” from the top of the list, and then hit the button labeled “Save.” This will save the file to your computer. Depending on your browser’s settings, it will either download the file instantly or will open a dialog box asking you where you want to save the file, or if you want to run it.

If you can, simply run the file, and it will load the information into EndNote. If you have to save the file, you can afterwards double-click on it, and then it will load into EndNote.

Now look at EndNote again. If you don’t see the information you want in EndNote, it may be because you’re looking in the wrong place! Click the file-shaped icon in the upper left of the library window:

file-shaped icon in the upper left of the library window: Once this file icon is highlighted,

Once this file icon is highlighted, the information from the citation should appear:

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DNP Orientation: Section 1, Assignment 1 Tutorial, p. 6 Now the next step is to attach

Now the next step is to attach a PDF file to the citation. When you’ve done that, then at any time in the future when you want to look at this article again, the citation and the full text of the article will be together, easily accessible from EndNote. This will make it much easier to manage information during your studies and your career when you’re likely to be dealing with hundreds if not thousands of articles.

Now, in your web browser, look again at the article. A down arrow in the upper right corner allows you to download it to your computer. If this button isn’t visible, just click anywhere on the article a few times, and it will appear.

it to your computer. If this button isn’t visible, just click anywhere on the article a

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The default name for any PDF saved from an EBSCO database is “ContentServer.” You may want to change the file name to something more meaningful, and it is a good idea to be consistent with file names. For example, you could call this article “Hansell 2017 Hypertension Treatment” (the first author’s name, the year, and a shortened title).

Whatever you choose to call it, save the file where you want on your computer and remember where you’ve put it.

Now that the PDF is downloaded, we are ready to attach it to the citation in EndNote.

In EndNote, click on the reference to select it. Then, on the far right side of the screen, click the paperclip icon to attach a file.

of the screen, click the paperclip icon to attach a file. This will open a dialog

This will open a dialog box that will enable us to attach the downloaded PDF:

click the paperclip icon to attach a file. This will open a dialog box that will

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Once we have selected the file, a thumbnail view of the PDF should appear on the right side of the screen in EndNote:

should appear on the right side of the screen in EndNote: The next step to complete

The next step to complete the assignment is to take a screenshot. There are two easy ways to do this:

1. If you’re using Microsoft Office 2016, open Microsoft Word and select the “Insert” tab at the top. One of the options there is “screenshot.”

2016, open Microsoft Word and select the “Insert” tab at the top. One of the options

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This screenshot tab will show you which Windows you have open. Simply select the window that looks like EndNote, and Word will automatically insert a screenshot of EndNote into your document. You can then save this file and send it to your professor.

2. If you are using a PC, and if you are using an earlier version of Word, or if you don’t want to use the “Insert Screenshot” option, you can on most computers take a screenshot by hitting the button labeled “Print Screen” (it may be abbreviated to “Pr Scr” or similar) on your keyboard. Make sure you have the EndNote window showing when you hit “Print Screen.”

Once you have done this, you can paste the screenshot into a Word document. Right-clicking the mouse and selecting the “paste” button, or simply using the shortcut Ctrl+V, should insert the screenshot.

If you are using a Mac, the shortcut to take a screenshot is Command+Shift+3. You can paste the screenshot into a Word document using the shortcut Command+V.

Once you’ve taken the screenshot and inserted it into a Word document, your document should look something like this:

Once you’ve taken the screenshot and inserted it into a Word document, your document should look

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Now simply add any necessary information such as your name and class number, save the document, and upload it to Blackboard.

simply add any necessary information such as your name and class number, save the document, and